- Toledo School District: Off The Clock Send-Off, THS World Culture Fair
- GracieThePug: Latest Update Brings Good News
- NST: Safe Kids Thurston County, TESC Host World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
- LC Solid Waste Utility: LC Public Health & Social Services Offer Well Water Testing
- Today: Toledo Thursday Market
- Health Corner: Mindful Movement
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Toledo School District announced: New Website coming!
Toledo School District's new website will go live on Thursday 6/14/18 at 3:30 p.m. The URL will remain the same: www.toledoschools.us, but the look and layout have been updated to be more accessible and intuitive. Thanks to Morgan Online Media in Toledo who will be updating the site weekly with new information.
Plus this post: These three, Vickie Caldwell, Terry Holmes and Bill Waag, will soon be “off the clock”.
Thank you for over 60 combined years of service to the children and families of Toledo and best wishes in retirement!
And this one:
Toledo High School World Cultures Fair yesterday...
Toledo Middle School boasted:
All of our students received a book to read for fun this summer! Happy reading!
Gracie’s Surgery Update: Local celebrity mascot Gracie Whiteside GoFundMe campaign posted the third update...
We received Gracie’s cancer biopsy and the Vet is very pleased with the results. Gracie has clean margins and is cancer free in the tissue beneath where the tumor was removed. It was a stage 2 low grade tumor with a low chance that it will re-occur.
We are so happy that our little Gracie got a clean bill of health. She is slowly recovering and is getting back to her silly and sassy little self. A neat little row of stitches on her back-left leg will get removed next week and the surgical area looks to be healing well without infection.
Thanks again for all the love, support and donations so Gracie could get this surgery done. We are blessed beyond measure to have such kind family, friends and Facebook connections that know how much our little Gracie means to us. All your generous donations helped to pay for the surgery in full which has brought us an extra measure of peace. A HUGE THANK YOU for all the kindness.
Gary, Kathy and Gracie too
*Gracie Whiteside has her own FB page.
Camp Singing Wind’s Brian Dennis shared a read:
See also CSW’s recent guest Cuauhtemoc Villa whose BioChar course will be rescheduled this Fall at Camp Singing Wind.
Not Strictly Toledo: This year Safe Kids Thurston County has teamed up with The Evergreen State College as a registered host location for the global move to make a difference by spreading the word - Swimming Lessons Save Lives™
- Who: WLSL.org
- What: World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) Event
- When: June 21, 2018 @ 10 AM, 11 AM, or 1 PM
- Where: The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
- Why: Swim Lessons Save Lives
Video link here: https://youtu.be/MmLXmITUlpU
Registration link here: http://www.ccacwa.org/
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility shared:
If you think you may be having well water issues or just want to know the quality of your water, Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) can test it for you.
Two, simple $28 tests will accurately determine whether your well has coliform bacteria or nitrates in the water.
Coliform bacteria are organisms that are present in the environment and in the feces of all warm-blooded animals and humans. Coliform bacteria presence in drinking water indicates that disease-causing organisms (pathogens) could be in the water system.
Nitrates are chemicals found in most fertilizers, manure and liquid waste discharged from septic systems. It reduces the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen, which can lead to serious health problems.
The first step to having your water tested is to purchase sample bottles on the third floor of the Public Health Building, at 360 NW North St. in Chehalis. Hours to purchase sample bottles are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, excluding holidays. The bottles come with instructions for taking accurate water samples. The LCPHS lab is Washington State certified to test for coliform and nitrates. A $28 fee per test covers the cost of the bottle and each test requested.
The second step is to return the samples to one of the following locations. You will be notified of the results.
• LCPHSS Building, 360 NW North Street, Chehalis
Coliform tests accepted Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Nitrates tests accepted Mondays and Tuesdays only, 8 am to 4:30 pm
• Coliform and nitrates tests may be dropped off by 9:30 am on the first Monday of the month at: - Silver Creek Post Office
- Morton City Hall
- Randle Post Office
- Packwood Post Office
If a holiday occurs during the first week a month, drop-off changes to the 2nd Monday by 9:30 am. Drop-off only at these locations. There are no testing bottles for purchase.
If you have water testing questions, you can call (360) 740-1237 or (360) 740-1222.
Additionally: (It is) strongly recommended to test for bacteria at least every year and for nitrate at least every three years. Systems with nitrate concentrations greater than 3.0 ppm should be tested more frequently.
And this link:
Today: Toledo Thursday Market open 3 - 7 PM offering the best in local handmade & homegrown goods, produce and edibles.
Great opportunity to share your music, catch up on news, and relax with neighbors.
Health Corner: Mindful Movement
If sitting is the new cancer, then the mbgmindfulmovement video series offers targeted relief from chronic conditions associated with riding a desk job. Writer Krysten Peck uncovers one specific issue in each of her current 10 episodes; Here’s The One Trick To Unlock Tension In Your Hips includes a 90-second video demonstrating how you can get quick relief.
See also: This Simple, Deep Stretch Move Is Ideal For Anyone Who Sits All Day.
SilverSneakers, dedicated to those 65yo+, agrees: Movement is the miracle for your maladies. Over 1,400 fitness centers nationwide are open free to qualifying Medicare insureds, 3 in Lewis County & 6 in Cowlitz County.
Toledo Senior Center offers 3 fitness classes ranging from low impact Better Bones & Balance, to morning Exercise with Pam, plus Zumba - not limited to those North of 60yo.
Disclaimer: As always, check with your medical practitioner before embarking on lifestyle changes. Health Corner topics are intended to raise questions rather than answer them definitively. Things change. New knowledge arises. Ancient wisdom is revived. And miracles take place against all odds.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
For The Summer: Seasonal Maintenance Worker 25-30 HRS/WK.
Morgan Arts Centre Summer Camps update: With just one more week of school...parents are making summer plans for their children's activities.
May we suggest an week (M-Th) of Camp Picasso - July 23-26 from 9 until noon.
Or possibly for the more dramatic: Children's Theater Workshop 9-3 M-F July 30 - August 3 with the performance on Friday evening at 7pm.
We have just a few opening remaining for these camps.
Summer Camps Coordinator Annie Jones invites:
Toledo Friends! Want to be involved in making summer adventure camps magical and awesome for kids in our community? Here’s how you can help:
There are 4 kids signed up for camps who are in need of partial scholarships and one in need of a full scholarship. Can you help?
We need a few more guest volunteers Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week in July to come read a script/story to the kids at 1:30-3 or assist with a craft or field game (supplies and instructions provided) from 3-3:30. Can you help?
See Details here
The supportive response of this community last summer is the reason MAP was able to get rolling and provide summer and after school programs for so many kids throughout the year, including those in financial need! Let’s do it again - this time we’re giving kids the chance to experience a taste of real summer adventure camp, getting outside, active, and engaged with their world in meaningful ways, learning lots while having fun and making memories!
Thanks in advance.
June 25-29: Vacation Bible School @ Toledo First Baptist
June 29 - July 1: Resonance Restival @ Camp Singing Wind
July 12-15: Cheese Days Toledo
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
One Last Visit to See My Brother GoFundMe page to reunite Leon Charger with 80yo brother
Gracie The Pug Kicks Cancer GoFundMe page for local celebrity mascot Gracie Whiteside
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays.
TES PTO Kids Garden ISO* garden sponsors.
Toledo Youth Baseball ISO* Signboard sponsors. Message Brooke Sellards Acosta.
Toledo supports Neumann family following house fire - GoFundMe page. Contact Jadee Landry.
Toledo Middle School PTO supports laptops for students. GoFundMe page.
Steamboat Alley Paver Forms available @ link or downtown businesses.
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Cheese Days Toledo 2018 parade & vendor sign up forms.
Plus: The Legend Of Bigfoot in 7 weekly episodes.
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